Decent lawyers

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If you are not represented by a (decent) lawyer, shame on you!

Why do you need a (decent) workcover lawyer?

Do I need a lawyer?  Yes!  This is the number one question asked by just about every (more seriously *) injured worker, and we say this without the slightest hesitation.  The only bargain or leverage you’re going to find in this sick and twisted system, is your right to have a lawyer of your choice represent you.

Without a lawyer specialising in workers’ compensation, you basically have little to no chance of getting what is rightfully yours – it’s that simple.

You see workcover insurance companies use nothing but a form of “anti- compensation terrorism” that starts the minute you enter the system, especially once you start claiming for lost time.

Your weekly payments start getting late for no reason and your endless calls to your case manager get you nowhere.  You then call your state’s workcover authority – for example the Victorian WorkSafe “Advisory Service” and they’re on a break or really can’t help you unless you have a ‘denial notice’ (for conciliation).  Weeks go by, still nothing… you and your family now struggle to put food on the table… the panic really sets in.  What do you do? Take it from us, get a lawyer  at the first sign of trouble! Decent lawyers will help you with ensuring you obtain what is rightfully yours (such as weekly pay, home help, taxi, physio, even surgery etc) as part of their service (and usually at no extra cost).

Worker’s compensation (or personal injury) lawyers are actually your very last line of defense against a multi-billion dollar, profiteering workcover-insurance industry.

If you have been (trying to) representing yourself up to now, you can -and should- switch  and get represented by a lawyer now.  Just walk into an office of a reputable workers’ compensation lawyer/ law firm and say you want to be represented. First consultations are free of charge, so ‘shop’ around if you don’t feel comfortable with the first (couple) you consult.

You’re probably wondering why the authors (and the founder) of such (yes, totally amazing) blog on the ins and out of workcover compensation is telling to get a lawyer.  We can tell you the reason why you need a lawyer in three little but big meaning words: “insurance company lawyers”aka the defence lawyers (see below for a list) for the very deep pocketed workcover insurance companies.  Most of the trouble injured workers will eventually face with their workcover claims – i.e. comes settlement time for example – can be traced directly to these parasites, excuse our French, defense lawyers.

Many of those defense lawyers  have probably caused more pain and suffering to injured workers than any combined physical and psychiatric injury or trauma imaginable. They’re immoral, their job is immoral and they are ruthless.

Unless you know your rights and how to protect them, defense lawyers for the insurance company will pay their bills with your mistakes.  Please don’t make it easy for those immortal parasites defense lawyers, get a good lawyer.

(* by more seriously we mean, more than just spraining your ankle or suffering from for example a broken leg that will heal with no complications within 4-6 weeks)

What is a decent lawyer?

In a nutshell there are basically only two kinds of lawyers: Those who remember your name and those who don’t – simple! Those who rip injured workers off fall under those who don’t remember your name.

Some workers comp lawyers are definitely the real thing.  They care about their clients – us – the injured workers. Unfortunately those genuine, caring lawyers are harder and harder to find.

The worst lawyers are the assembly-line-factory-type lawyers or law firms (aka sharks or ambulance chasers).

They are strictly in the business for the quick money.

They represent hundreds of injured workers at one given time, so many that we know of one such a lawyer talk five injured sods into settling in one and a half hours!  This shark- by the way -also had to have his PA call out the injured workers’ names before he went into “conference” mode, because he couldn’t even remember their faces or their claims! These lawyers often talk about “take it and run” – be very very careful!

Decent workers compensation Lawyers

In this (and the comment) section we’ll list some decent workers compensation lawyers – based on “word of mouth” reputation from injured workers

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Lawyers or law firms to avoid

bad-lawyers

Below is a list of workers compensation specialists who work for the defense side – that is, they defend the greedy workcover insurers (and employers), and should therefore best be avoided by injured workers! We’re not saying they are bad lawyers, immoral or whatever, but they do defend the insurers (and employers).

Workers’ Compensation Law Specialists to avoid by injured workers for obvious reasons include:

 

Other

We regularly publish cases involving bad lawyers. You can find them by searching under the tag or category “lawyer”.

 

Do you know of a good, caring non-shark lawyer or law firm specialised in workcover injuries? Please share them!

 

199 Responses to “Decent lawyers”

  1. The great WorkCover Ponzi scheme! Time to run class actions against the miserable criminals!

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    Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals October 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm
  2. Protonmail is fully anonymous — no personal details whatsoever required to sign up if you remember your password, or you can add any backup email in case you forget. Whereas Gmail etc require identifying details to signup.

    With the thousands of people being screwed over by WorkSafe each year, surely it wouldn’t take too long for interested people to group for a class action in each state? Do you agree?

    Probably good to see if we can get help — do you trust them?

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    Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals October 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  3. I was also recommended a gaming site that allows live group chat to be set up (for non-gaming purposes). Will find out what it was if you think this would be useful. From my understanding, it would allow us to set up a room so when people sign in they can chat live with others in the room.

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    Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals October 26, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  4. Is very upsetting to be honest.. Very upsetting!!

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  5. Hang in there, Simon. It is upsetting, but the government and its agents are breaking the law. Let’s hold them to account. Are you interested in class action?

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    Nothing left to lose – watch out corrupt animals October 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  6. I am in!! What should have been a straight forward short process has ballooned into something I could make into a movie. And yes I have all the evidence (too much evidence to the point I have considered hiring a secretary to help me organise it all into dates with corresponding legislation breaches) I have sooo many other avenues to pursue compensation and at the time of my injury I made a claim purely for the purpose of insuring a safer workplace for me.. my claim was anitially a clear cut disciplined for exercising a protected right, psychological injury and all I really wanted was an apology….. and it almost happened but fast forward five months and I just can’t believe how it all snowballed due to what seems like the inability to follow the legislation by the shceme as a whole. My claim consists of over 70 breaches of legislation and counting. I feel like because I have taken my time and not pushed for accountability yet it has allowed all the cracks to appear so to speak.
    I have nothing to lose because I wasn’t out to gain.. they messed with my life and my mental state for no reason.
    So yes I want blood
    Not money
    I want to see change and I am willing to fight for it
    (And if in doing so karma pays a visit to those who personally screwed me then it’s a win win)

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    Everything To Gain November 9, 2017 at 1:22 am
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